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Man to die by hanging for killing four, cooking intestines



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The Rivers State High Court has sentenced one Bestman Lekia to death by hanging for killing four people and using one of his victims’ intestines to prepare plantain porridge.

Lekia was also said to have burnt buildings in a community in Khana Local Government Area.

The convict and others said to be at large murdered Gbodu Nobale, Etim Ekpe, Nenalebarri Mmeabe, and Loveday Mmeabe.

Lekia and his gang first kidnapped Loveday Mmeabe, took him to a place where they removed his intestines, and used them to prepare a plantain meal in the Okwalie community in the Khana area in 2019.


The trial Judge, Justice Adolphus Enebeli, found Lekia guilty of murder, kidnapping, cultism, and armed robbery, saying the prosecution lawyer proved his case beyond every reasonable doubt.

Justice Enebeli said the attitude of Lekia throughout his trial proved that he was a hardened criminal, cultist, and terrorist.

He ruled that Lekia should be hanged on his neck until he was confirmed dead.

The state prosecutor, Chidi Ekeh, described the judgment as erudite saying the judgment would save the Ogoni community and Rivers State.

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